Notable Georgians, plus celebrities, congratulate med school grads


Notable Georgians — including politicians, doctors, musicians, sport figures and other well-known leaders and celebrities — congratulated Mercer University School of Medicine Class of 2020 graduates on their accomplishments during a virtual commencement ceremony on May 2.

The native Georgians featured in the video, in order of appearance, include:

  • Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp
  • Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan
  • Georgia House Speaker David Ralston
  • Dr. Jacqueline Fincher, President of the American College of Physicians
  • Trisha Yearwood, Grammy award-winning country artist
  • Jason Aldean, Academy of Country Music Artist of the Decade
  • Luke Bryan, Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year
  • Big Boi, member of Grammy award-winning hip-hop duo OutKast
  • Chamillionaire, Grammy award-winning rap artist
  • Chuck Leavell, keyboardist and music director for the Rolling Stones and former member of the Allman Brothers Band
  • Herschel Walker, winner of the 1982 Heisman Trophy
  • Kirby Smart, Georgia football head coach
  • Jeff Foxworthy, comic, author and TV personality
  • Dr. Talmadge E. King Jr., dean of the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco
  • Rev. Dr. Bernice King, CEO of The King Center and daughter of Martin Luther King Jr.

Learn more about the School of Medicine’s virtual commencement.


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